Our Freedom in Christ

Introduction This passage of scripture in Romans 15, in context, is a continuation of the previous chapter, which addresses the subject of disputable matters among believers in Jesus Christ. It has to do with differences of belief with regard to matters of conscience and with respect to traditions, rituals, and religious ceremonies, but it is … Continue reading Our Freedom in Christ

All for His Honor

Romans 15:30-33 ESV I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, … Continue reading All for His Honor

God is Watching

Psalm 139:1-6 ESV O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O … Continue reading God is Watching

Prayer, Preaching, Perception

Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Sometimes, when I have heard people talk about the need to “read your Bible and pray,” I have found that their perception of prayer is of a very specific time set apart each day for talking to God, oftentimes specifically for bringing … Continue reading Prayer, Preaching, Perception

He Hears Their Cries

James 5:1-6 ESV Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading He Hears Their Cries

For Our Good

Romans 12:9-13 ESV Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to … Continue reading For Our Good

Faith in Action

Hebrews 11:1-3, 6 ESV Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that … Continue reading Faith in Action